Prices of Tomatoes & Peas Likely to Come Down by Mid-December
PTI | Updated: July 12, 2017 15:13 IST
Prices of tomato and peas have eased in the national capital and are likely to come down to
Rs 30-35 per kg level by mid-December on arrival of new crops.
The rates of peas, which were ruling at Rs 139 per kg last week, has come down to Rs 79 per kg at Mother Dairy's Safal stores. Similarly, tomato prices have also declined to Rs 48-50 per kg from Rs 60 per kg last week. "The prices of both peas and tomato have started easing and are expected to come down to Rs 30-35 per kg by mid-December at Azadpur mandi in the national capital as new crop will start entering the market," says Mother Dairy Safal's Retail Business Head, B Jagdish Rao.
While pea prices remained high as there was delay in arrival from Punjab, the availability of tomato was also affected after delayed arrival from Karnataka and other southern states due to rains there, he said.
Yesterday, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan had said that there is no decline in tomato output and the shooting up of the prices to over Rs 60 a kg is due to disruption in supplies from rain-hit South India.
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